Is Equality Possible in America?

Matthew's copy of Cover

Comments (8)

Richard Da Silva (Student 2024)
Richard Da Silva

Dear Matthew Greene

I am proud about your collage, “Black Lives Matter,” because I think it was a great idea, well designed, and the collage has a great connection with the zine.

One part of your artwork that stands out for me is where you show small examples of different events related to that topic. I think this is great because it was well illustrated and planned. Also the images and bring a big context to the zine.

Another part that I noticed is where there's a U.S. flag with blood on it I believe. This stood out for me because it kind of shows that the U.S is a place were a lot of people needed to work very hard for the U.S to be a place where we live today.

Your poem reminds me of something that I made once. One time I did a poem in my English class from last year that was about African American History. It reminds me because I wrote some similar things that you also have on your poem, and I think it is very important to talk about it.

Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next, because your poem was similar to the one I did last year and I think some people might have a similar though about African American History.

Gray Schwab (Student 2024)
Gray Schwab

Dear Matthew,

This is a very well-done zine, and it's a really interesting thing to read about. I like this because it expresses the message in a clear and interesting way, while also allowing it to be quite thorough.

One part of your poem that stands out for me is the variation in line length, because it allows for greater emphasis on the lines that matter, while still being able to add a lot of detail and express a lot of feelings.

I also thought that your article was very strong in this zine, because it included a lot of important information and detail that helps to round out the zine. There is a lot of detail that is very valuable to the zine as a whole.

I haven't really done anything like this in the past, which is another reason I find it interesting because it is different from the way I usually do work.

I'm glad I got to see your piece! It was really interesting and informative, and I am intrigued to see how you continue to create art pieces like this. I really like the amount of information and detail in your work, as I think it really contributes to understanding the topic. I think you have a good artistic mind and I am excited to see how you use it.

Tyron Spivey-Brown (Student 2024)
Tyron Spivey-Brown

Dear Matthew Greene:

I am inspired by your post, “Is Equality Possible in America,” because the way you designed the poster was pretty unique and interesting. I also enjoyed your poem and its diversity.

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Broken chains reminds you of how far we’ve come.” This stood out for me because I don’t think a lot of people stop and think about how long America has gone. We still have a long way to go but we’ve come a long way.

Another sentence that I was: “But broken chains remind me of how far I need to go.” This stood out for me because it’s very important. Groups currently are protesting and working to reach a goal that’s far ahead of us. Your sentence reminded me that we’re only in part 1 and we will get more chances to move on to success.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really enjoyed how you have written your poem. Your article was very informative and knowledgeable.